2020 CFC - Bridges to Independence

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Bridges to Independence

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Hi my name is Sam Kelly chief executive officer for bridges to independence. Here at bridges our mission is to lead individuals and families out of homelessness into stable independent futures. We do that through a variety of programs, such as emergency shelter, rapid rehousing, employment services, youth development, and financial empowerment trainings. Each year over 250 adults and youth are served through our programs individuals such as Naomi and her young daughter who arrived to out shelter fleeing domestic violence we were able to rapidly rehouse Naomi and her daughter to a safe and stable environment in addition to connecting her for help to DV survivors we began working on a long term career plan for her she decided to become a police officer to help women like herself. Today, Naomi has been a police officer for over 10 years her daughter continued to participate in our youth development programs and has graduated high school and is attending a four year University on full scholarship. This is just one of many stories, we would like for you to become a part of our story, you can contribute to our story by supporting bridges to independence CFC number 99740 I repeat CFC number 99740 You can be a bridge to help a family reach independence thank you